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Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

Freshmen excel on varsity teams in fall, winter seasons

by Irene Yuan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Helen Yang

December 5, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Cross Country, Fall Sports, Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Girls Water Polo, Online Exclusive, Sports, Spring Sports

Lungs burning and hearts pounding, varsity athletes sprint back and forth, striving to improve themselves for their next game. Keeping up with the experienced upperclassmen are skilled freshmen, eager to prove their mettle. “Time!” a coach yells. Panting, the players attempt to catch their breath, ...

Taking a knee: Athletes and activists across nation kneel to take a stand

Taking a knee: Athletes and activists across nation kneel to take a stand

by Rose Guan and Vivian Jin

October 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick dropped his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after last season, when he began to kneel during performances of the national anthem before games in order to protest the mistreatment of people of color in the U.S. This season, Kaepernick remains unsigned. Kaepernick began to play for the 49e...

Iyer on Fire

Iyer on Fire

by Rose Guan, Wingspan Senior Staff Writer and Designer

June 11, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Editor's Pick, Online Exclusive, Sports, Track and Field

It’s a cool afternoon in mid-December, the off-season for a cross-country or track runner. Nikitha “Niki” Iyer (‘17) wears a gray hoodie over black track pants, to ward against the cold. She adjusts a USA Track Foundation sweatband, checks her watch as she walks out of her Cupertino house—an...

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